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Dec 23, 2016
1h 17m

As the Windows ecosystem gets bigger and bigger, there are more troubleshooting tasks than ever before. One of the most important things you can do to become a faster and more efficient troubleshooter is to learn how to take full benefit of the Sysinternals toolkit. In this course, Working with the Sysinternals Toolkit, you'll learn how to install and use all of the tools provided in the toolkit. First, you'll get a high level introduction and overview to the Sysinternals tools. Next, you'll learn about the core concepts of the Windows operating system. Finally, you'll learn all about support for using the Sysinternals tools. By the end of this course, you'll be able to work with, and be proficient in, some of the best troubleshooting tools available.

About the author
About the author

Sami Laiho is one of the world's top experts in Windows OS and Security. Sami specializes in OS internals, troubleshooting, management, and security.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Sami Laiho. Welcome to my course Working with the Sysinternals Toolkit. I am a senior technical fellow at my own company called Adminize. The Microsoft ecosystem isn't getting any smaller, and troubles are not going away. Two decades ago, Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell started building tools that nowadays are part of the Microsoft TechNet called Sysinternals tools. These tools are the most-used troubleshooting tools in the world, offering constantly industry-first features and are currently downloaded more than 4. 5 million times a month. Some of the major topics that we will cover include what the Sysinternals tools are and how to use them, how to narrow down your Google searches by even 98%, how does virtual memory actually work, what are CPU rings, what are CPU rings and how they mirror the windows mounts. By the end of this course, you'll know how to start working with the best troubleshooting tools available. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basics of Windows operating systems. I hope you'll join me on this start of a great learning path to learn about the Sysinternals tools with the Working with Sysinternals Toolkit course at Pluralsight.

Support for Sysinternals Tools
In this last module of the course, we'll talk about the Support for Sysinternals Tools. Officially there is no support for any of the tools that we we're using during this course. The only support that you can get is offered through the forums. The address for the forums is forum. sysinternals. com. It has currently 42 thousand registered users to help you out, and it is also monitored by the official staff working with Sysinternals. To be able to write content and to receive alerts, I highly recommend you register yourself as a user on the forum. There are also quite a lot of blogs available. There is the official Sysinternals blog, then there is Mark's own blog, so this is Mark Russinovich, the author of most of the tools. Aaron Margosis has a lot of blogs as well, Aaron is the co-author of the book we mentioned in the first module. All of these blogs are highly recommended for both getting to learn how to use the Sysinternals tools in real life, and also to find quite a lot of good support information as well.